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Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences in Palliative Care

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


0.5 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Grafton Campus


The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHSc), specialising in Palliative Care is offered to doctors, nurses and other health professionals working in this area.

Programme structure

Students are required to enrol in following courses and complete 60 points:

POPLPRAC 772: Symptom Management in Palliative Care (30 points)

POPLPRAC 773: Challenges in Symptom Management in Palliative Care (30 points)

POPLHLTH 777: Ethics and Societal Approaches to Death (30 points)

POPLPRAC 774: Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care (30 points)

IMPORTANT: Students required to complete 30pts from POPLPRAC774, POPLHLTH777 and 30pts from POPLPRAC772, POPLPRAC773.

Entry criteria

You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a health-related discipline such as health sciences, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, psychology, or social work.

you must be a health professional currently working in these service areas.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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